PSY7054: This module addresses and discusses how humans perceive the world via a variety of sensory mechanisms (e.g., visually, aurally, haptically, etc.).

Transferable skills:
This assessment will assist in the development of the following transferable skills:
Transferable Skill 1: Independence

You will be engaging with independent learning throughout the module in organizing your own work/learning schedule. For example, watching online lectures and taking notes, engaging with the online discussion board, and locating and reading external information relating to the course content. In addition, your assessment requires independently researching a specific research question and presenting your proposed hypothetical project.

Transferable Skill 2: Critical thinking and problem-solving

You will judge the value of various experiments to show, through evidence, the most useful methodology to be employed in the neuropsychological area you are examining. You will be invited to take part in discussions and debates during live sessions, in order to develop critical thinking and knowledge grounded in theoretical arguments in the field of neuropsychology. You will create a cogent rationale for your proposed research, based on previous published literature.

Transferable Skill 3: Self-awareness

This module addresses and discusses how humans perceive the world via a variety of sensory mechanisms (e.g., visually, aurally, haptically, etc.). The module also investigates various types of memory, learning, language production and comprehension, decision making, and psychopharmacology, enabling you to understand how these aspects relate to your own life and to the experience of others.

Transferable Skill 4: Communication

This module will enable you to develop your communication skills, through full-group and small-group discussions during live sessions, and through the online discussion board. To develop this skill further you should be mindful to contribute to the discussions during these sessions. When the opportunity arises, or if you have a question to ask the Lecturer, make sure you take the opportunities to do so. In addition, the assessment involves a written literature review, and the recording of a presentation, so written and verbal communication skills will be developed and used in this module.

Transferable Skill 5: Ability to work under pressure

You will have deadlines for formative assessment, and you will need to work consistently throughout the module to do well. This will mean you having to set your own schedule of work and keep to your own deadlines to meet the objectives of the module. As this is a quantitative module, there is a pressure on you to develop a high standard of understanding as well as knowledge surrounding methods of investigating aspects of neuropsychology to meet the learning objectives of the module to a high standard.

Transferable Skill 6: Planning and time management

You will need to set your own schedule of independent work within your own timetable to enable you to fully engage with all elements of this module. You will need to plan how best to develop your understanding of neuropsychological and cognitive psychological theories, general principles and concepts, research methodologies, contemporary debates within the field. You will do this via ensuring that you engage with the necessary online materials, readings, and by preparing for the formative and summative assessments.